- potatochipLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
In Ohio there are a lot of manufacturing companies. Many of these companies are either outsourcing the work or have been receiving less orders for their products thereby having to decrease the number of employees.
For example GM and Ford both have manufacturing facilities in Ohio. Because the US auto market is not doing well, some of these facilities have closed and the workers are either laid-off or given an opportunity to work at another facility which may not be in the state of Ohio.
Some companies moved operations into Mexico where operating costs are lower. There is a significant variation in the hourly wage a company pays for a worker in Mexico vs. the U.S.
Honda is about to open up a facility in Indiana. They are receiving a lot of applications for each open position and I am sure that many people applying are from the state of Ohio. If Ohio residents receive the job offer, they may move their entire family to Indiana.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Six years after the official end of the last recession, the state hasn’t recovered the number of jobs it had when the downturn ended. There are 50,000 fewer jobs in Ohio than in November 2001, according to seasonally adjusted payroll numbers for nonfarm wage and salary jobs released Dec. 21 by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).
Ohio employment showed an uptick in November from the month before. However, month-to-month data is volatile and must be viewed with caution.Source(s): Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS)
- j-manLv 41 decade ago
Ohio is very business unfriendly. High taxes, a complicated tax code, and the CAT makes it very difficult to make a profit in Ohio. Businesses that sell things with very little profit margin are hit very hard by the CAT because it taxes sales and not profit (this is a tax paid by the business, it cannot be passed onto the customer like a sales tax). I know of several call centers in Columbus that sold items for major retailers moved their operations to South Carolina to avoid paying Ohio's CAT.
With jobs leaving, many workers leave to follow their job or to get another job. Many cities and school boards compensate for the dropping population with higher taxes. This only drives away more people and businesses to avoid paying higher income and property taxes.
Also consider the fact that most cities in Ohio are very old, there are lots of old buildings. I can't speak for other cities, but in Cincinnati, building codes are so difficult to rehab a building that many people and businesses move to the suburbs. Khan's recently moved their 80 year old plant from Cincinnati to Northern Kentucky.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
b/c Kentucky has a more business friendly tax system. Many of the jobs go right across the river into Boone County, KY; one of the fastest growing counties in the US